Chief Minister announces measures to tide over crisis

Faced with flak from all quarters over the government’s handling of the energy crisis, Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy on Wednesday said that the State had sought an additional 500 MW of power from the central power generation stations in the southern region. The government had also placed a request for allocation of as much power as possible from the un-allotted quota of 300 MW from the Kalpakkam atomic power station and 75 MW from Neyveli Lignite Corporation, both in Tamil Nadu, he said.